Chiara FornariResearch Associate Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute University of Cambridge Cambridge, UK Email: email@example.com
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Previous position at VT: Visiting PhD student, Sept. 2012-May 2013.
Current Research Interests
The main topics of my research are mathematical models of cancer growth and treatment efficacy. In particular I am studying the inter-dependencies between population and molecular levels, i.e. I am modeling dynamics between different subpopulations of tumor cells (populations-level model) and regulatory networks (genes-level models). Specifically, I am applying multi-level models to study the progression of breast cancer, a type of malignant tumor characterized by the stem-differentiation hierarchy. These models can be also used to estimate the efficacy of drug and vaccine therapies for cancer.
|2011-2014||Ph.D.||University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Complex Systems in Medicine and Life Sciences.|
|Dec 2000-Mar 2009||M.S.||University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Mathematics.|
|Sep 2003-Dec 2009||B.S.||University of Torino, Torino, Italy, Mathematics.|
My hobbies are:
- Kick Boxing: I play it in an agonistic team,
- Search and Rescue canine team: my dog and I are a unit of the K9 search and rescue team La Piota specialized to support personnel to search for and rescue lost or missing persons in Piedmont territory,
- Scuba diving: I have practiced it with my dad since I was very young.